• Teacher:    Mrs. Janice Decker

    Homebase: Room 200

    Email:        Janice.Decker@lcps.org

                                                               

    Materials and Supplies

    *Students are expected to bring their own supplies everyday to class.

    • 3 ring binder, devoted only to this class  (1 ½ “ or 2”)
    • Pencils and pens (blue and black ink only)
    • Headphones students will need to bring headphones daily to class to listen to modules

    Class Rules and Expectations

    RESPECT

    • Respect yourself, classmates, and teacher

    Classroom

    • Please keep the classroom CLEAN because we all have to share this space
    • Mrs. Decker asks students to start the day by using hand sanitizer, this will help reduce the germs in the room and assist with her health issues.
    • Please do not write on the desk
    • Before leaving class push in chairs, throw away all trash in recycling bin or trash can, and clear desk of any food, drinks, papers, or trash.

     

    Technology

    • Follow the AUP (Acceptable User Policy) when using the Internet.
    • Do not use another person’s account/password to log into the system.
    • Cell phones should be put away during class unless Mrs. Decker instructs the class they can use them

    Grades

    • You earn your grade! Your grade is determined by the effort and quality you put into your work.
    • Students are encouraged to participate in class and ask questions for clarification on material they do not understand. Class participation from all students creates an engaging and fun learning environment.
    • Grades are calculated on a points system, which means they are not weighted by category.
    • Students should complete all assignments by the assigned due date.
    • If you are absent, check the Daily Agenda in Schoology, complete and turn in any missing assignments in a timely manner.
    • Staying organized will help you be successful in this course.
    • Ask for extra help if you need it. Students who need additional instructional time are encouraged to email Mrs. Decker to request an appointment before or after school to receive help.
    • Freedom High School will follow the Loudoun County grading policy guidelines-LCPS Policy 5030.

    Academic Dishonesty

    • Assignments that have been copied from another student or plagiarized will NOT be accepted 
    • Plagiarism is defined as copying/stealing and passing off as one's own the ideas or words of another.
      • Using someone else's created production (words, art, music, etc.) without crediting the source, is plagiarism. 
      • Copying parts (as little as one sentence) or all of another student’s assignment is cheating.
      • Looking at someone else’s work during an assessment is cheating. 
      • Changing the name on another student’s work and submitting it is cheating. Attempting to use any notes or other aids on a closed-note assessment is cheating. 
    • Students will NOT earn credit on assignments where cheating or plagiarism is detected and parents will be notified
    • Students will be referred to administration for each violation
    •  It is understood that sometimes help is required from others; when this is the case the following rules apply:
      • No student is permitted to touch another student’s keyboard or mouse.
      • If you are “helping” a student you should not give them the answer. You should help them discover the answer. 

    Be on time, prepared, and ready to learn

    • Arrive to class with all materials and supplies
    • Place your back bag underneath the desk
    • When the bell rings, put cell phones away
    • Be engaged and actively participate in the lesson